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Sportcraft 250 Re-Birth!


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Got lucky and sold my Trophy in the dead of winter for top $$ and from there it was an all-out search for a new vessel the day it pulled out of the driveway. The Trophy treated me very, very well and I have no complaints but I really wanted to do a restore on a bigger, roomier hardtop for the Lady O!

Was able to buy this boat from a fellow member back in April and have been working on it ever since. Boat was/is solid but needed a new backboard, carpet removal and lots of cleaning/wet sanding. Numerous upgrades throughout including; new trailer, total re-wire, 3 bank batteries, dash panel, gauges, switches, wash-down system, bilge pumps, Bluetooth radio and tablet, led lights, usb charging station, spotlights, teak re-finish, custom passenger seat/tackle center, driver seat/cooler storage, Honda 8hp, alternator, riser gaskets, flappers and other minor engine preventive maintenance needs…. a little bit of diamond plate too just cause I love the looks of it.

Been out 4 times locally and FishBones is very smooth, stable, roomy, comfy and pretty damm quick if she needs to be (now propped correctly) The big test will be up at Catfish Creek this week 8/24-8/29.  I’m excited and satisfied with how it all turned out and a bit anxious to get her back to her home lake all dolled up in her new outfit. Hope the Lady O is kind to her :$

Give a shout if you see us, if i don't answer back that means I'm busy netting the LOC winner :clap:














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Looks as though you did a real nice job on it. I love the diamond plate trim :)  That is a pretty substantial trolling motor you have there too....

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Nice work indeed.  If I didn't own my Penn Yan, and if it didn't inspect out so good when I was looking at it I would own in some form or another a Sport Craft.  Just love the looks of those boats.  Good job!

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That my friend is a work of beauty, like mentioned above the diamond plate really makes in look rich!!, the pic. of the night time instrument panel looks like something out of a fighter jet cock pit. LOL Over all you can tell your very meticulous with your work, every little Nick and cranny has been gone over or made better than new. How about the power plant what size and any work done to that?? Very Very nice, she will serve you well.

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Thanks guys! I really did enjoy doing it and yes I'm meticulous to a fault sometimes.

5.0 230hp that runs smooth as silk. No real major work needed to it other than usual wear items. Nice cruise at 27-28mph and top out at 35mph. If anyone has the old  Bennett single joystick style trim tab button the one they sell to allow you independent tab control is a must have for short money.

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